The Farmer’s Cow Invites Public to Tour Dairy Farms

The Farmer’s Cow announces its 2014 Farm Tour schedule and invites visitors to come out to the country and meet the farmers that bring you real local Connecticut milk and dairy products. Read our feature story about The Farmer’s Cow to learn more about this 6-family cooperative of dairy farms that miraculously (actually it’s brains and hard work!) bucked our state’s, and the nation’s, trend towards farm loss to successfully preserve nearly 10,000 acres of working farmland, woodlands, and wetlands.

Locally sourced food is one of the hottest trends in the 2014 culinary forecast according to a recent survey by the National Restaurant Association. But what is local? The Farmer’s Cow milk comes from the contented cows of six real local Connecticut family-owned dairy farms, not from six other states.  “Real local” means our farm fresh products get to you faster and that means greater nutritional value and a smaller carbon footprint.  And, by purchasing The Farmer’s Cow, consumers are also helping to preserve precious Connecticut farmland, wildlife habitats and local communities.

“If you can visit the farm, then you know it’s real local,” said Robin Chesmer, Managing Member of The Farmer’s Cow.

“Our farmers are proud to show everyone how we farm and care for our cows that produce real local and delicious milk. We invite families to see first-hand what life is like on a working dairy farm and learn about how we are working to save Connecticut farmland and sustain farming as a way of life.”

The 2014 Farm Tour schedule includes events in every season – winter, spring, summer and fall. Each tour is unique and celebrates a different aspect of what it means to be “real local.” Visitors can meet the cows and calves, learn about dairy farming and sample The Farmer’s Cow milk, ice cream and beverages. Hosted by The Farmer’s Cow farm families, all events are free and fun for all ages.

In August, 2010 The Farmer’s Cow launched their line of from-scratch, premium ice creams. This video from a WTNH Good Morning CT segment with Analiese Paik of the Fairfield Green Food Guide tells the story of the ice cream, including how names like Hey! Hey! Hey! Vanilla came to be, and how buying this product helps support the work of the 6 family dairy farms that constitute The Farmer’s Cow brand, ensuring their precious 10,000 acres remain farmland, wetlands, and woodlands.


2014 Dairy Farm Tour Schedule

All events are free and no reservations are required. More information and directions to the farms is available on The Farmer’s Cow website at Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @thefamerscow. In case of inclement weather, please check The Farmer’s Cow Event and Facebook pages for updates.

  • Connecticut Open House Day Farm Tour
    June 14th, noon – 3pm
    Fairvue Farms, 199 Route 177, Woodstock
  • “Enjoy Milk” in June Farm Tour
    June 28th, noon– 3pm
    Mapleleaf Farm, 768 Gilead Street, Hebron
  • Summer on the Farm
    July 12th, noon – 3pm
    Hytone Farm, 2047 Boston Post Road, Coventry
  • Annual Ice Cream & Bluegrass Bash
    July 20th, 1– 4pm
    Fort Hill Farms, 260 Quaddick Road, Thompson
  • Corn Roast in the Hayfield
    August 2nd, 1– 4pm
    Cushman Farms, 393 Lebanon Avenue, North Franklin
  • Celebrate the Harvest at the Corn Maze
    September 6th, 1– 4pm
    Fort Hill Farms, 260 Quaddick Road, Thompson
  • Over the Hill and Through the Woods: Walktober Walk
    September 27th, 2pm
    Fort Hill Farms, 260 Quaddick Road, Thompson
    (Rain Date Sept. 28)
  • Moos & More Walktober Farm Tour
    October 4th, 1 – 4pm
    Cushman Farms, 393 Lebanon Avenue, North Franklin
  • Autumn Fields & Cows: Walktober Walk
    October 13th, 2pm
    Graywall Farms, 49 Chappell Road, Lebanon

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